Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, one of my favorites holidays. The special thing about Thanksgiving is the true meaning of being grateful for what you have. This is not a holiday about Christians or any religion; you can be thankful to God, life, destiny or whatever you want.
Even though this holiday is not celebrated in Latin America, in Puerto Rico we adopted it from the United States. We prepare the traditional turkey; sometimes stuffed with mofongo or seasoned like pork (what we call pavochón). Most of the sides are very local; for example, you can taste a delicious arroz con gandules and a flan for dessert.
6 Spanish Language Words for TURKEY
Ok, enough of food and let’s talk about Spanish differences.
In Spanish turkey is a very simple word to translate: pavo. But wait, there is more! Pavo is not the only word in Spanish for turkey. In Cuba you say guanajo, in Mexico guajolote and cócono, in Colombia pisco and finally in Guatemala chompipe.
But with these to words you have to be careful because depending on the context it also could mean a dumb person.
Are any of these words used in other Hispanic countries? Do you know of any others Spanish synonyms for turkey?
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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